2. Shirts and Tops

Petite refers only to the height of women, not weight or body type. The first thing that you should consider is your height, then your figure. Slender and non-curvy women can pull off fitted clothes and tops, the slimmer ones can wear anything that's not too fitted and end up looking good. The woman with a smaller bust generally looks great in halter necks, high-necked shirts, girly blouses and button-down cotton shirts. However, women who are more busty should opt for V-necked tops and definitely avoid turtlenecks. All women should avoid shoulder-pads. They are a big no-no. You should also remember that vertical stripes are more flattering to petite women than are horizontal stripes, as they make you look taller. Do not be afraid to shop around and to try on everything you see! Step out of your comfort zone at the mall and try your local bohemian clothing store, as you will be amazed at what you can find.